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Eight-year-old Elizabeth McPherson, of Evans, holds a volleyball, or quaffle, as she looks to score by throwing it through one of three hoops while playing a game of Quidditch during the Kidditch clinic for children at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. "I like that men and women are on the field at the same time," said Andrea McPherson, mother of Elizabeth. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida International University's Natalie Abrahante (center), a chaser, attempts to score by throwing the volleyball, or quaffle, through the hoop as Steven Schwark (left) and Dave Duncan (right) block the quaffle during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida International University chaser and captain Kiara Nydam (left) holds the volleyball, or quaffle, as she attempts to score while being defended by Steven Schwark (center) during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina's Chris White looks to the sidelines during his team's 70-30 win over Florida Atlantic University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Peter Thompson (center), 15, who dressed as Harry Potter, attempts to grab the snitch, which is a tennis ball inside a sock around the snitch runner's waist while playing a game of Quidditch during the Kidditch clinic for children at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina chaser Nick Battelini (right) pushes through defenders Adele Lashley (left) and Eugene Roxas (right) as he attempts to score with the volleyball, or quaffle, in his team's 70-30 win over Florida Atlantic University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The International Quidditch Association's emblem is stitched to the shorts of the snitch runner at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida Atlantic University chaser Patrick McCarthy (left) holds a volleyball, or quaffle, as he attempts to score while being defended by Chris White during the University of South Carolina's 70-30 win over Florida Atlantic University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Seth Robinson, 9, of Martinez, plays paper, rock, scissors to determine who picks first for teams before a game of Quidditch during the Kidditch clinic for children at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A College of Charleston player takes a step to measure distance between the three hoops while setting up for a game of Quidditch during the Kidditch clinic for children at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina's Nick Battelini watches a quidditch game at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston seeker Tom Nash (left) is thrown to the ground by the snitch runner, a neutral player, while attempting to grab the snitch, which is a tennis ball inside a sock around the runner's waist, during the College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida Atlantic University chaser Eugene Roxas holds a volleyball, or quaffle, as he attempts to score while being defended by Kaley Crunk during the University of South Carolina's 70-30 win over Florida Atlantic University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston chaser Zach Trull headbutts Joel Aguilera as Trull attempts to score during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida International University chaser Mary Cueva loses control of the volleyball, or quaffle, as she is defended by Cole Holloway (right) during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Andrew Watford, a freshman at South Aiken High School, holds a volleyball, or quaffle, as he attempts to score by throwing it through one of three hoops while playing a game of Quidditch during the Kidditch clinic for children at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The International Quidditch Association held its Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A Kidditch clinic for children was held at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston's Cole Holloway, of North Augusta, (left) celebrates after scoring during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida Atlantic University chaser Patrick McCarthy (left) holds a volleyball, or quaffle, as he attempts to score during the University of South Carolina's 70-30 win over Florida Atlantic University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida International University chaser Joel Aguilera (center) attempts to score by throwing the volleyball, or quaffle, through the hoop as Liz Hammond (right), of North Augusta and a student at College of Charleston, defends during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida International University chaser Rhys Williams (left) attempts to score by throwing the volleyball, or quaffle, through the hoop as Liz Hammond, of North Augusta and a student at College of Charleston, defends during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston chaser Jack McKee (right) attempts to score by throwing the volleyball, or quaffle, through the hoop as Mary Cueva (left) defends during College of Charleston's 70-30 win over Florida International University at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Charleston defeated Florida International University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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The International Quidditch Association held its Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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